Kim and Mark Waugh have bought into Port Stephens.
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Mark and Kim Waugh’s new Port Stephens’ purchase.
Mark and Kim Waugh buy Port Stephens pad
AUSTRALIAN cricket legend Mark Waugh and horse trainer wife Kim have bought a holiday apartment in the heart of Port Stephens. With gun-barrel views over the water, it cost them $500,000.
The two-bedroom, 90 sqm unit in a 1980s block was offered throughKim Westcottat O’Meara Property Nelson Bay who had initially sought $525,000 in August.
The views from the Port Stephens pad.
Kim and Mark Waugh.
It last traded for $439,000 in 2014 with the kitchen since updated.
The Central Coast couple spent $1.62 million in 2013 upgrading to their current home in Jilliby, a 17ha property where they can keep their horses.
Poker machine heir Christian Ainsworth sold his Palm Beach home for a loss.
Pokie heir’s $400,000 Palm Beach loss
ARISTOCRAT pokie machine scion Christian Ainsworth has taken a $400,000 loss on his Palm Beach retreat, which sold midweek. He paid $3,425,000 for the four-bedroom Ocean Rd property in 2013 and sold pre-auction for $3,025,000 through BresicWhitney Balmain agents Adrian Oddi and Callum Edmonds.
Poker machine dynasty heir Christian Ainsworth. Picture: Marc McCormack
Ainsworth, 45, is the youngest son of billionaire Aristocrat founder Len Ainsworth. His brother Geoff Ainsworthand his wife, poet Johanna Featherstone,recently bought two adjoining homes on 2300 sqm along nearby Northview Rd, for a combined $16.1 million.
The Palm Beach home sold for a $400,000 loss.
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Sydney Theatre Company artistic director Kip Williams has upsized Potts Point apartments. He’s bought the long-time home of the late socialite Bobby Bawden, who was dubbed the doyen of the 1920s Byron Hall block.
Sydney Theatre Company’s artistic director Kip Williams.
Kip Williams’ new Potts Point digs.
She had lived in the three-bedroom property — with a French Parisian interior design completed by earlier owner, jeweller Peter Sourry — for nearly 25 years.
Laing Real Estate agents Vicki Laing and Anthony Dowling sold the harbour-view abode after listing it with $2 million hopes. Williams recently sold nearby for $750,000.
Kip Williams brand new view.
Leafy outlook for Warren
SPORTS broadcaster Mark Warren is selling his Botany investment unit.
Warren paid $449,500 for the two-bedder in 2013. He first leased it for $495 a week, before the rent jumped to $540 a week in 2015.
Rugby league broadcaster and auctioneer, Mark Warren, son of Rugby league broadcasting legend Ray Warren.
Mark Warren’s Botany investment apartment.
Set on the top floor in a three-storey 1960s block, the apartment at 11/2 Hayden Place features an open-plan living and dining area. Its balcony has a leafy outlook. NG Farah Coogee’s Joe Recep and Stephanie Farah take it to a November 24 auction.
The last sale in the block saw a three-bedder fetch $710,000.
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Architect Neville Gruzman.
Housing legacy mystery in Gruzman sale
Gruzman House, the Darling Point home designed by the late Neville Gruzman to emulate Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, has been sold.
No price or buyer details have emerged. Filled with wooden ceilings and walls, it has been restored by its recent vendors, Ashleigh Antflick and his wife Suzanna Helia who, when they purchased it eight years ago promised the Gruzman family they would maintain the architect’s legacy.
10 Oswald Street, Darling Point.
The home’s living room was once described by architect Jorn Utzon as “the best living room in Australia”.
Before his death in 2005, Gruzman endeavoured to leave the home to the nation, without success.
The Oswald St home was listed with hopes of $7.75 million. Just a week after its sale the neighbour, the Camp Eden pioneer Barry Wain listed his home through Alison Coopes at Agency by Alison Coopes, who is seeking offers by November 28.
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